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Match Made

(Love and Play #2)

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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  34 reviews
In order to win his heart, she'll have to play the game... 
All over Broadway, my name is up in lights. From New York to London, the words 'Gemma Sinclair'
are synonymous with up-and-coming fame, and a super-fast rise to success.
Yeah, well, super isn't how I feel...
Between my deadbeat addict of an ex-boyfriend and the stress of my parents relying on me back
home--sometimes I
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Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published April 10th 2017
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Michelle
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved Gemma and Knox’s story! We got to meet both these characters a bit in Match Fit, but neither character is anything like I expected. When hard times hit Gemma, she finds her own white knight in the form of Knox, even if she is not willing to accept his helping hand – just yet. Given the nature of their first encounter a year prior, Gemma isn’t ready to fully trust Knox’s intentions are truly 100% pure.

A friends to lovers romance that had a bit more angst given the nature of Gem
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
Love the Bad Boys and Show Girls series So much!!!
Shelly Celli
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
This is an amazing story! I fell in love with the storyline and the characters almost immediately. It's hot, sexy, and nothing like I've read in a long time.
Knox is a charismatic, cocky, soccer player, but has a heart of gold. Gemma has been knocked down on her luck and luckily runs into Knox, who swoops in to help her. They make a deal to be friends and not let sex get involved, but their feelings get involved and makes things even more difficult. With their growing friendship turning into a r
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Kathy
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Amelie S. Duncan. I thought it was written well and I absolutely loved the characters and their storyline. Gemma is an actress dating a gambling addict whose parents happen to own the theatre that she works out of. He disappears for days and weeks at a time but this time what he has done is unforgivable. He stole money from Gemma's bank account and left her destitute and to top that off he has demolished the apartment that they shared. What is she going ...more
Tracie Simister
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I gave this Book a rating of 5 ✩’s
Title: Match Made: Bad Boys and Show Girls
by Amélie S. Duncan
Series: Love and Play Series
Genre: Sports romance
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Format: Kindle Edition
Published on:

I voluntarily reviewed a Free Courtesy Advanced Reader Copy of this book
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Character’s Descriptions:
Gemma Sinclair is a Broadway star
Knox Callahan is a veteran player for
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Jenny
Hero(s) rating: 4 stars
Heroine rating: 4 stars
Sexual tension rating: 3 stars
Sex scenes rating: 3 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 3.5 stars
Storytelling rating: 4 stars
Story ending rating: 4 stars
Other woman/men drama: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
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Overall rating: 4 stars

Bree202
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I loved this book and this series! It was a great read! I've had this book on my tbr shelf for a while and should've read it a long time ago. I'm so glad I took the time to read it. Now I'm really looking forward to reading Tyler and Scarlet’s story.
Marisa Abundis
Probably my least favorite of the series. Mostly because I didn't really care for Gemma in the first book and it took awhile to warm up to her in this book.
Marti
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun read. Being a soccer fan made this one more interesting.
Chanda Norman
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars This is a sweet, sexy romance between Knox, an soccer player and Gemme a Broadway actress. They meet when they are at the same bar where Gemme drowning her sorrows over losing her bank account to her gambling addicted ex. Knox literally picks her up and takes her home. Thus begins their slow burn love story. Gemme knows he is a player from a past almost blind date with him so decides no matter how attracted she is to him they can only be mates.

This is the second book in the series and
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annette kraft
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Knox scored a goal with Gemma!!!

Knox and Gemma have a one dinner date, but Gemna left making a lasting impression. These two meet up again and Knox is there to help trouble, which he calls Gemma. These two become this down to earth, steamy,sexy and forever kind of love, but first Gemma has to learn love means having a life and career, but also the love of her life. Amelie hit this out of the park. Can't wait for her next book!!
RoseyLovesBooks
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Match Made: Bad Boys and Show Girls by Amélie S. Duncan is Book 2 of the Love and Play Series and a Sports Romance

Knox is a midfielder for New York F.C. and known for being with a different woman every night. Knox bumps into a drunk Gemma on a night out, and worried that she'd be taken advantage of, takes her home. Gemma is beautiful Broadway actress who went on a date with the incredibly handsome Knox a year ago. The date got cut short when Knox took the waitress' number. When Knox finds out th
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Deanna from Deanna's World
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Amelie S Duncan has written another fun, sexy romp through the soccer fields of New York City with mid-fielder Knox Callahan and actress Gemma Sinclair.

I met Knox in Match Fit as Dylan's friend and knew he was a player with a bad boy reputation and a tendency to love 'em and leave 'em. What I didn't know about him was he has a heart of gold, he's kind, generous and protective. He's also hard working and cares about his team mates like they are family. I loved the way Ms Duncan transformed bad bo
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PointedlyBlunt
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Match Made is a standalone spin-off of another Amelie Duncan novel, Match Fit. There are some recurring characters, but their history is explained well enough to prevent confusion.

Knox and Gemma run into one another a year after they went on a horrible date. Apparently, Knox chose to ask the waitress for her number... while at dinner with Gemma... in front of Gemma. Needless to say, I was happy to know that she immediately ditched him.
Gemma has just broken up with her live-in boyfriend who empt
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Heather
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first book by Amélie S. Duncan. Match Made was a solidly written sports romance. The character banter was fun to read and you could feel their chemistry streaming off the pages.
Amymargarita
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow, this book was witty and charming as it was sexy and hot! Knox Callahan, the hot and sexy as hell veteran player for the New York Football Club, is a womanizer with a reputation of never going further than one night with a woman. As he’s trolling for his next romp, he runs into Gemma Sinclair. She’s the mutual friend of his friend Dylan’s fiancée, and an up and coming Broadway star. She’s the only one who walked away from him after misconceptions and a disastrous first date. Yet despite a ...more
Cassie
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Sports Romances are not usually my favorite genre to read and yes, Match Made is a sports romance but, there is a story told with a little sports mixed in. And, as Amélie S. Duncan said in her author’s note “a little smut between the steam.

Knox Callahan & Gemma Sinclair were both in Match Fit and now they have their own story in Match Made. I fell in love with Knox & Gemma. Knox was a little cocky (Okay maybe a LOT cocky) & he is a little protective of Gemma. Although he did keep ma
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Kim Ginsberg
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Knox is away in another country for a game when his coach says what's happening at home. He and his coach rush to the airport to head home and back to Gemma. What happened to Gemma? Who would do this to her? How will the affect his game? Find out this and more in this awesome read!!!
Marzena
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot, steamy sports story. Great storyline. Gemma and Knox start with friendship that turns into more. I recommend it! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
Melissa Basnight
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Knox is a soccer player that is a player and can have any woman. Gemma is in the theater and has just come out of a bad relationship and is trying to get back on her feet. He helps her out and sees what he is missing in a relationship. Great friends to lovers story. I voluntarily reviewed this book.
Dawn
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW Amelie has done it again I thought I fell hard for Dylan in Match Fit but Knox just blew me away!!We first meet Gemma and Knox in Match Fit…now in Match Made this is their story.

Knox is a soccer player for New York FC, hes successful,sexy and loves the ladies.He rarely dates the same woman twice he comes off at first as being quite cocky but underneath all that bravardo is a man with a heart of gold.
Gemma is a broadway actress,successful and talented, after she ends her relationship and lose
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WildMinds
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Trying to get her life together after a break up with her boyfriend who stole her money and used them for gambling. Gemma went to Fuel to get drunk and forget about all the wrongs in her life where she met her date from a year ago, Knox Callihan. The football player who was known by his womanizing ways.
She can't go back to her apartment after sharing it with the crazy ex so she was homeless.
Knox offered her a spare room in his house and eventually his friendship.
They turned from best friends
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Kerry
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This sports romance by Amelie S Duncan seems to be the second in a series but is still very much able to be read alone. It follows the very dominant and sex Knox Callahan and the fragile but strong Gemma Sinclair as they battle their feelings while becoming friends and supporting on another through some tough trials. This friendship, despite best interests quickly turns into a sizzling romance but just as things become settled, a bombshell is dropped that means questions asked and decisions need ...more
Lisa Jolly
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book

Gemma Sinclair is an actress currently working on Broadway. Her boyfriend has left her with no money due to his gambling habits. Know Callahan is a professional soccer player who is the king of one night stands. Gamma and Knox had a disaster date 12 months ago, she is getting pretty drunk when he comes across her at a nightclub. He rescuers her and ends up taking her to his house as she wanted to be dropped off at a hotel. Knox is there for
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SouthernAngel
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun and witty read that's a hot and sexy slow burn romance.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Megan
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was sexy and sweet and the emotional turmoil was believable. The career stress was in the realm of possibility as well. Gemma was smart, talented, and I admired her for doing her best to move above and beyond the drama of her personal life. Knox was sweet, determined, sexy, and steady. I liked the resolution both in the plot and the relationship. The writing was interesting and kept me reading from the very beginning. Some of the conversations in the beginning were ...more
Book-Lovin-Momma
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Match Made had me laughing out loud, a lot, well, except for the parts about Gemma's difficulties, that is. Gemma and Knox had a disastrous first date, but when they meet up again later, things are different this time around. This was a friends to lovers story that was sweet and fun, yet also sexy and steamy. I love when a man is so protective the way Knox is. Yes, he's terribly cocky and arrogant, and wasn't looking for a relationship, but with Gemma he was different. This is one of those books ...more
Pat
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great storyline and the well defined characters, Knox and Gemma drew me immediately right into their story and kept me totally enthralled until the very end! I look forward to reading more from Amelie S. Duncan!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary, erotic romances. Her inspiration comes from many sources including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her husband.

www.ameliesduncan.com

Other books in the series

Love and Play (3 books)
  • Match Fit (Love and Play, #1)
  • Match Pointe: Bad Boys and Show Girls (Love and Play Series)